Beaten India to face New Zealand in World Cup warm-up game

ICC says every team contesting in flagship tournament will get to play two unofficial matches

HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 31: Trent Boult of New Zealand celebrates his wicket of Shubman Gill of India during game four of the One Day International series between New Zealand and India at Seddon Park on January 31, 2019 in Hamilton, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
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World Cup warm-up fixtures

Friday, May 24:

  • Pakistan v Afghanistan (Bristol)
  • Sri Lanka v South Africa (Cardiff)

Saturday, May 25

  • England v Australia (Southampton)
  • India v New Zealand (The Oval, London)

Sunday, May 26

  • South Africa v West Indies (Bristol)
  • Pakistan v Bangladesh (Cardiff)

Monday, May 27

  • Australia v Sri Lanka (Southampton)
  • England v Afghanistan (The Oval, London)

Tuesday, May 28

  • West Indies v New Zealand (Bristol)
  • Bangladesh v India (Cardiff)

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday announced official warm-up fixtures to be played in the lead-up to the 2019 Cricket World Cup in England and Wales.

All 10 competing nations will play two official warm-up fixtures ahead of the tournament, which will take place at four venues across England and Wales. Ticketing and broadcast information will be released in April.

The fixtures will be held over five days from May 24-28 in Bristol, Cardiff, Southampton and London, and include high-profile clashes such as England v Australia. India will take on New Zealand, whom they lost to earlier on Thursday, in one of their fixtures.

As per previous ICC tournaments, warm-up fixtures will be 50 overs per side, but will not carry official ODI status, as teams can field all members of their 15-man squad during the match.

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World Cup warm-up fixtures

Friday, May 24:

  • Pakistan v Afghanistan (Bristol)
  • Sri Lanka v South Africa (Cardiff)

Saturday, May 25

  • England v Australia (Southampton)
  • India v New Zealand (The Oval, London)

Sunday, May 26

  • South Africa v West Indies (Bristol)
  • Pakistan v Bangladesh (Cardiff)

Monday, May 27

  • Australia v Sri Lanka (Southampton)
  • England v Afghanistan (The Oval, London)

Tuesday, May 28

  • West Indies v New Zealand (Bristol)
  • Bangladesh v India (Cardiff)